Synonyms to rude awakening

arousal, a high, aggravation, agitation, animation, arousing, awakening, bringing out, calling forth, drawing out, eduction, electrification, emotion, evocation, exacerbation, exasperation, excitation, excitedness, excitement, exhilaration, firing, fomentation, galvanization, incitation, incitement, inflammation, infuriation, instigation, irritation, lathering up, manic state, pep rally, pep talk, perturbation, provocation, rabble-rousing, reveille, rousing, steaming up, stimulation, stimulus, stirring, stirring up, stirring-up, whipping up, working up, disappointment, Faustianism, ban, blackball, blackballing, blighted hope, blow, calamity, chagrin, cold comfort, complaint, dashed hopes, debunking, defeat, dejection, depression, dim view, disagreement, disapprobation, disapproval, disaster, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, discouragement, disenchantment, disesteem, disfavor, disgruntlement, disillusion, disillusionment, displeasure, disrespect, dissatisfaction, dissatisfiedness, dissent, distaste, distress, divine discontent, enlightenment, envy, exclusion